Through our village homestay in Kenya we supply you with a responsible tourism alternative to mass packaged holidays with travel ethos that co-operate with thee local communities to improve their economy, and protect their local environments. These tours are also known as community -based village homestays or visits.
Your accommodation is provided by the host community in their homes or homesteads. In/return you are able to absorb the local village culture through shared meals, discussions and language exchange, sightseeing and various activities.
This program creates a very unique Kenyan experience differing from the typical ‘big-game safari holidays.’ It will enlighten your perspective of day to day life in a rural village setting. We have provided a general itinerary to give you an idea of the amazing experiences you will have.
Through our village homestays in Kenya your visit will help encourage the villagers to support responsible ecotourism as a viable alternative to sustainable rather than focusing on the unsustainable practices of commercial farming. Your visit provides an important income which will reinforce and promote long term conservation of their cultural identity and their nurturing environment
The village community receive proper economic benefits from the tourism operation and are remunerated for their work in the operation. In addition they are trained in all the different areas related to socially and ecologically responsible tourism.
Benefits for communities
- Provide a more sustainable form of livelihood for local communities alongside their established means for earning potential
- Fosters the sustainable use and collective responsibility over land and resources.
- Encourage communities themselves to be more directly involved in conservation of their local environment
- Generate local economic benefits by generation of income acquired from hosting, translation and transportation services for the visitors.
- This creates an understanding and goodwill towards other conservation measures such as protected areas,
indigenous forests and natural habitats.
This project mobilizes and helps to empower women and women groups who are the main participants in this project as they welcome the visitor into their own homes or provide contacts from their villages that would supply accommodation for the visitors. The communities that we have consulted and engaged to participate in this project are;-
This holiday is part of the responsible Bikos Africa Tours and Community Based Tourism Program to support and promote community based tourism ventures that offer significant conservation and development benefits to local communities.